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Mar 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
, of all things. the law makes it easier to prosecute domestic violence crimes in federal court, provides funding for services, including battered women's shelters and hotlines. during today's ceremony, the president said, quote, all women have the right to live free from fear. >>> this ongoing debate over abortion is making news again tonight. the effort by some states to reduce access to abortion has just reached a new level with arkansas passing what is now the nation's toughest law, restricting access to abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy. nbc's pete williams reports tonight on this latest strategy by abortion opponents. >> reporter: abortion rights groups say they're already preparing their legal challenge to the new arkansas law, now by far the strictest in the nation. >> this law is reflective of what the people in arkansas believe. and that's what we're here for. >> reporter: enacted over the veto of the state's democratic governor, mike beebe, it restricts access after 12 weeks of pregnancy when roughly 12% of the state's abortions are performed. the sponsor of the law says 12
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Mar 7, 2013 11:00am PST
from all sorts of law enforcement, fire and first responders. they left santa cruz around 8:45 this morning. snaked their way through downtown santa cruz, continued a slow crawl up highway 17 to highway 85 to highway 87 and finally here, downtown san jose. along the route, other agencies and ordinary citizens stopped to pay tribute. tim shea made it a point to step up on the rail of the highway 17 overpass to hold up a sign honoring the only two santa cruz police officers to ever be killed in the line of duty. >> i'm just a regular guy trying to do something, you know? i do this kind of stuff because it makes me sleep better at night, regular guy, standing on the bridge, giving them a salute. >> reporter: how are the families doing? >> you know, they're doing incredibly well given the circumstances. they're on an emotional roller coaster right now. but for us, all we can do is surround them with love, caring and support and show them that by how we honor them today in this memorial service. but then again, how we honor their legacy in how we behave and how we conduct ourselv
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Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
, this is highway 17, the main corridor between santa cruz and the south bay. we saw law enforcement from the santa cruz area along with many other mourners head back over the hill about an hour and a half ago. the patrol cars had their lights on, but the highway was not shut down like it was during today's procession. the service for the two fallen police officers, lauren "butch" baker and elizabeth butler ended at about 3:00 p.m. law enforcement who showed up from across the continent lined up to pay their final respects. we saw officers from as far away as canada. the royal canadian mountain police were there along with numerous other agencies. reno and las vegas police to name a few more. all of those officers are now headed to their respective cities. tens of thousands heading home after the emotional service. to give you some idea of the number of law enforcement who attended, the procession into san jose today was two miles long. from highway 17, hundreds of emergency vehicles made their way into the south bay. they had free rein of the highways, as normal traffic was shut down. while hundre
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Mar 7, 2013 6:00am PST
as 200 law enforcement vehicles, fire, first responders and of course the family. they'll leave santa cruz for a slow drive to the hp pavilion for this afternoon's memorial service in honor of sergeant loran baker and officers elizabeth butler shot and killed last week by a man they were investigating for a sex crime. yesterday hundreds of people from the community paid respects where the fallen officers' caskets were on public display side by side in a final salute. over the past week law enforcement has been overwhelmed by the amount of support being shown by this community. >> this has been a really hard week. last week has been a really hard week. this week has been a terrible week. it's something you always think about in the back of your head. the thing that's going to hit us is next week when we don't have any of this going on and you have to be careful and watch your officers. >> reporter: the procession will leave santa cruz around 8:45. it will wind through the downtown area and then it will go over highway 17. when it hits highway 17, it will take up both lanes of traffic.
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Mar 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
and other law enforcement vehicles as they came in for the service. hundreds of law enforcement vehicles escorted the caskets of detective staerth lauren butch baker and detective elizabeth butler from santa cruz to san jose. the highways were shut down so the two-mile procession could pass. >> my emotions were running crazy. >> along the way, people stood at the overpasses to pay their respects to the two fallen officers and their families. >> regular guy. standing on the grids, giving them a salute. >> tim shae came out at 6:00 a.m. to hold a sign of a santa cruz police badge over the highway and says he got a lot of supportive honks from drivers. >> that was worth it to me to get up early and go the extra mile. it's important that we pull together. >> reporter: outside the hp pavilion where the services were held, both members of law enforcement and the public said their good-byes. emilio brought his 2-year-old son. >> we wanted to come out here and make sure that everybody knows that we definitely respect and pay close attention to what everybody does for us. >> it's important the co
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Mar 5, 2013 12:35am PST
] we've got a great show tonight. this guy is a great actor. love him when he stops by. jude law is back on the show! [ cheers and applause ] always fun. >> steve: he's best. >> jimmy: bringing the fun. one of the greatest boxers of all time. iron mike tyson is here! [ cheers and applause ] plus, he's here with this new virtual reality head set. we're going to look at the new blackberry. our resident tech expect joshua topolsky is stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] and then if you like music, we have bad religion on the show tonight! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: oh, man. >> jimmy: it is just fantastic. it's fun. i'm so excited. as you guys know, we're always striving to get better here at "late night." ♪ harder better faster stronger ♪ so before every show we put out a suggestion box for the audience just to get some feedback about what you guys think of the show, things you like to see us do, that kind of stuff. so let's look inside the "audience suggestion box." let's do it. ♪ what's inside the box the suggestion box ♪ >> jimmy: there you go. thank you guys for s
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Mar 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
to uphold or strike down the voting rights act of 1965. it's the most important civil rights law of the modern era, which is why the words you're about to hear may live on forever. our report from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: just look, the court's liberal member said, at where most voter discrimination lawsuits come from, areas in 16 states covered by the law. >> you can say maybe this district shouldn't be covered, maybe this one should be covered. the formula seems to be working pretty well in terms of going after the actual violations on the ground and who is committing them. >> and why would we vote in favor of a county whose record is the epitome of what caused the passage of this law to start with. >> reporter: but the court's conservatives told solicitor general don verrilli that congress didn't look at the most up to date evidence when it last renewed the law in 2006. >> do you know which state has the worst ratio of white voter turnout to african-american voter turnout? >> i do not. >> massachusetts. >> do you know what has the best, where afri
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Mar 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
in the criminal records. federal law prevents people in prison for more than a year for owning a gun. he was sentenced for two consecutive one-year, so wasn't in the. >>> the high school team suited up to play a tribute game. it was organized by the team's coach and sergeant baker's former partner. when you look at this, with the flowers and the police department memorial, someone pinned a purple heart to a teddy bear. police received an anonymous nose, the purple heart is for the sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty when one loses their life in the protection of others and the greater good. i know you will understand, end quote. >>> an update to a story we brought you at 6:00, 1115 firearms are off the street thanks to a new gun buy-back program. today's event was the largest cash-funded buyback in santa clair county history. it offered between $100 tore $200 a gun, depending on the weapon. it came from private money, and money seized by drug -- >> whenever, you know, somebody is injured, but with a gunshot and they have to go to our county hospital, it can cost up to $50,000 j.c
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Mar 7, 2013 4:00am PST
laws against gun trafficking appears to be gaining momentum in congress. the committee will meet today to mark up four bills aimed to reduce gun violence. among them, a piece of legislation to make it a federal crime for a person barred from owning a gun to purchase a firearm. also under proposal, reasonable cause to believe that a firearm will be used in a criminal act but make the sale anyway would be punished. meanwhile, talks aimed at requiring more background checks fell apart this week. a new quinnipiac poll shows many want background checks. >>> a deadly lion attack at a private animal sanctuary in california. 24-year-old intern diana hanson was killed by a 4-year-old african lion named kus kus after entering the animal's enclosure. she was one of the two volunteers at the survival cat haven east of fresno. deputies were later forced to shoot and kill the lion after failing to lure him into another area of the park. california's department of fish and wildlife are unaware of state regulations prohibiting an employee from going inside an animal's pen and they are looking into wha
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Mar 3, 2013 7:00am PST
's charged with vandalism to a law enforcement memorial and public intoxication after a woman told police she saw the man steal that bouquet from in front of the police department, then leave in a taxi. officers stopped the taxi and found him with the flowers, and he had no explanation as to where he had gotten them. this happened friday, the first day back on the job for police officers following tuesday's killing of sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler. >>> more information on the man who killed the officers and why his name was not in criminal data bases despite a significant criminal record. federal law prevents people convicted of a crime and in prison for more than a year from oeng a gun. but because 35-year-old jeremy goulet was sentenced to two consecutive one-year sentences for gun crimes, he wasn't in that data base. meantime, the so cal high school baseball team suited up to play a tribute game for the two murdered officers. the game was organized by the team's coach and sergeant baker's former partner. mixed in with the flowers and the other mementos at the police d
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Mar 7, 2013 5:00am PST
to 10:00 this morning. it will include more than 200 law enforcement vehicles including vehicles from fire departments and the santa cruz county criminal justice agencies. the memorial is scheduled to get under way at noon in the audience today some 6,000 officers from all over the bay area and statewide. also thousands of just regular citizens who just feel compelled to say their final goodbyes and of course the families of the fallen officers. inside hp pavilion is ready to go. crews spending yesterday afternoon and evening making sure everything is good to go. we spoke to santa cruz's deputy chief who is really spearheading today's memorial. >> we can all come together and celebrate what they gave to our communities and honor their memory. >> reporter: and here is a look at who is expected to speak today at the memorial service. family members of the fallen officers are expected to say a few words. also, the police chiefs of santa cruz and capitola. former secretary of defense leon panetta will be here and he'll take the podium and california attorney general harris and all of the
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Mar 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
on that tomorrow. more than 200 law enforcement vehicles will join that motorcade for the 33-mile journey to honor those fall en soldiers. i want to show you how it looks. begins at the boardwalk parking lot on third and beach streets in santa cruz. it will had head up third along the river to san lorenzo boulevard to highway 17. from there highway 85 to highway 87 exiting on julian and arriving at hp pavilion. now there will be rolling road closures along the route. the service begins at noon and you can also watch it in its entirety live here on nbc bay area. >>> the san jose city council is looking for ways to pay for road repairs and maintenance. the answer might be new taxes. nearly a quarter of san jose's streets are in poor condition. budget shortfalls cause roads to be less of a priority and the problem is only getting worse. the city's transportation director says roads across the entire city will only get worse if something isn't done. the seas is considering a few options including taxes and even a street repair bond measure. >> they made it to the 50 yard line with bay area power broke
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Mar 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
happened to the house? >> um, the bedroom floor just collapsed and my brother-in-law is in there. he's underneath the house. >> reporter: sinkholes are relatively common in florida due to the state's unique limestone bedrock. as rain water filters into the ground it can erode the rock and cause a collapse. investigators say this hole could have been building for years. neighbors wonder if their homes are in jeopardy. >> just rips my heart out that people that i've lived next door to for 21 years had to leave and just -- they have a lot of memories also. >> reporter: just a few moments ago the family of the victim gathered behind me to pay their respects. authorities were able to put microphones and a small camera near the entrance of the home. they found no signs of life, lester. >> heart breaking story. gabe gutierrez in florida tonight. thank you. >>> there is another concern for folks in florida this evening. two large brush fires prompted evacuation orders for people in 300 homes near orman beach in central florida on the atlantic coast. the fires cover a thousand acres and are b
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Mar 3, 2013 4:30pm PST
's not happening here, it's happening in europe as well. chris: what does it mean to be entitled? under the law at 65, you get all of the health care you need. doctors tell me or at least one doctor told me, people come in and they say give me everything and i don't want to pay for anything. >> in a way, you can argue what we have here is a branding problem. we need a rebranding of some of these things. they're not really entitlements. there is no guarantee under the law. it's a benefit. in that sense, just as companies are cutting back on benefits, the government at some point, everyone knows, has to cut back on benefits also. chris: the word we never say is socialism. in effect, once your 65 in this country when it comes to health, you're guaranteed to be taken care of. >> we're all socialists from the day we're born. you don't have to be poor and unemployed to be on welfare. we're all at the trough. we're all health care queens. my parking is subsidized. you're very subsidiesed. the whole country is built on a series of assistance. chris: explain to the skeptic. >> you don't get direct payme
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Mar 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
to a law enforcement memorial and public intoxication. this happened on friday, the first day back on the job for santa cruz police officers following tuesday's killing of sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler. >>> and tragic news this evening from the annual escape from alcatraz triathlon in san francisco. this morning, we know it's grueling, but this morning a man from austin, texas died as he began the swim portion of the race. race officials believe the 46-year-old must have suffered a massive cardiac event during the first part of the triathlon which begins at alcatraz island. we talked with the race organizer, who says in the race's 3-year history, nearly 100,000 athletes have participated and this is the first time someone has died. >> the gentleman received assistance right when it happened. i mean, that's all you can ask for if you're an athlete. if you're an athlete and something happens, you want to get assistance as soon as something happens to you in the water or on the bike or on the run. and he got that assistance today. unfortunately, any type of assis
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Mar 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
in the union has what are called good samaritan laws. they allow people to help in a medical emergency without fear of legal jeopardy. >> today lorraine bayliss' daughter, a nurse herself, released this statement. i don't believe if cpr were done it would have helped or changed this the result. this is not about my mother or me. this is about the policy. i agree with what was done. but bakersfield police now say they're reviewing the call, a probe into possible criminal wrongdoing. this, as many are asking, could more have been done. >> i understand if your boss is telling you can't do it. >> yeah. >> but as a human being, is there anyone willing to help this lady and not let her die? >> um, not at this time. >> reporter: tonight, one state lawmaker is asking for a review of that 911 call. rudy solas says he is shocked by what he heard. meantime, the owners and operators of this facility who say they own the most senior facilities of anywhere in the country say they too are conducting a thorough investigation. brian? >> miguel almaguer starting us off in bakersfield, california tonight. miguel
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Mar 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
with a black ribbon honoring the fallen officers. agencies from all the surrounding areas will appear. >> law enforcement came by the thousand to san jose's hp pavilion to honor sergeants lauren baker and detective elizabeth butler who were killed during an ambush in santa cruz last week. one of the most heartbreaking moments of today's service was when the officer's family spoke. >> i whispered to her that i would take care of her boys. >> reporter: the sergeant left behind loved ones, partners and children. >> it shows how dangerous our jobs are and we are severely undermanned. we're always close, but at times like this, you really see what the law enforcement family is made of. >> in the city's history, four police officers have died in the line of duty. live in san jose, i'm cheryl herd, nbc bay area news. >> we mentioned leon pinetta. he said he may never understand what led jeremy to shoot the police officer. >> we do know that he had a history. a history of sexual violence both in and out of the military. and, for whatever reason people somehow always look the other way. >> strong wour
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Mar 6, 2013 6:00am PST
goulet as he was investigated for a possible sex crime. he was shot and killed by law enforcement a short time later. today there will be a public viewing from 3:00 to 8:00 on ocean street. then for tomorrow's large memorial service. two venues showing the funeral live on big screens. doors open on front street at 10:00 oh tomorrow morning. the del mar will host a viewing. we'll have live coverage start at noon on nbc bay area and a live streaming feed at nbc bay area.com. while they are in san jose covering their backs here in santa cruz will be other agencies to make sure the duties are taken care of. there will be a procession tomorrow. a very long presentation. it will have an impact on traffic. i want to send it to our traffic an a kor. mike, what can we expect? >> i have heard estimates of 20,000 people. more than 200 law enforcement vehicles, we know that alone will be joining the motorcade making the 33-mile trek to honor the fallen officers. the route begins on third and beech across san ho ren zo boulevard up ocean street to highway 17. then b over on highway 85 just to the west
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Mar 5, 2013 5:00am PST
of the area. three people on board eventually arrested after a standoff with the coast guard and other law enforcement agencies. this is the next chapter. it's being towed here to richmond and here with me this morning is tim parker. good morning. you are with parker diving services. tell us how did you get this boat out? >> what we did is we rigged a bridle on the boat and brought in a tow and hooked them up and did a gentle pull on it, took about four hours of pulling and it gently came off. we were actually expecting it to take longer to get it off. we weren't expecting it to come off until around 3:00 and it came off at 12:54. >> the three people on this boat, they were just rocking it back and forth, back and forth trying to get it out of the sand. one thing we heard was the keel was stuck. how does that look and is there damage to the boat? >> we don't know. nobody was going to try to dive it when it was pounding around in the surf. we'll find out when they hoist it out here at the shipyard how badly the keel might be damaged. we do know the rutter is spent and i suspect the propelle
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Mar 5, 2013 11:00am PST
was wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet as required by law. he also tried to avoid capture using a police scanner app installed on his smartphone. the sergeant commenting that's just a sign of the level of sophistication criminals will go to today even though in this case it did not help him. the woman thinks he forced his way through a window she left unlocked in the kitchen. she wishes her husband had been there. she's thankful her daughters weren't. report live, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> thank you very much. >>> we have new video of a memorial for a teenage girl killed in an alleged dui crash over the weekend. friends continue leaving flowers and tokens for the 17-year-old. the high school student was reportedly a long distance runner who was about to run her very first meet for the school. she was killed saturday night while crossing sloat boulevard at vale avenue. there is a crosswalk there but no stoplight or stop sign. police arrested 29-year-old kieran brewer at the scene for vehicular manslaughter. today the board of supervisors is expected to approve nearly $800,000 in p
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Mar 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
states remains committed to policies that promote democratic principles, the rule of law and respect for human rights." there is supposed to be, under the constitution of venezuela, another election in 30 days. chavez was only sworn in on january 10th. he was re-elected in october. so, this does reopen the possibility for the opposition, but the designated heir is the vice president and the vice president certainly signaled today that he does not want a better relationship. only today, he expelled two u.s. diplomats, accusing them of spying and also said that the u.s. was responsible for chavez's is cancer. so that tells you that we do have some rough sledding ahead. brian? >> andrea mitchell in the middle east from doha, traveling with the secretary of state tonight. andrea, thanks. >>> and now to the news in this country today, starting with wall street, which today set a new all-time record. the dow jones industrial average rallied 125 points today to finish up at 14,253. that shatters the old record from '07. the blue chip stocks have now made back, in effect, all the losses from
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Mar 7, 2013 4:30am PST
. it will include more than 200 law enforcement vehicles. the memorial is scheduled to start at noon as you mentioned. inside we can tell you crews spent yesterday and evening making sure everything is ready to go. in the audience today, some 6,000 officers from all over the bay area and statewide. also thousands of just regular citizens who feel compelled to say their goodbyes to the detectives and of course the families of the fallen officers and we are told family members will speak today. also expected to take the podium, the police chief of santa cruz and capatolla. california attorney general kamala harris will say a few words. governor brown will be here but not expected to speak. if you will make your way to hp paf p pavilion you are asked to take public transportation. marla tellez, "today in the bay." >> emotions will be running high on that one. we'll be airing the procession and funeral live starting at noon here on nbc bay area. you can also watch it live on our website, nbcbayarea.com. a programming note here, want to let you know that "days of our lives" will be aired at 3:00
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Mar 8, 2013 4:30am PST
plans for his body after the ceremony. >>> also the southern law of osama bin laden all set to appear in a federal court. >>> an announcement overnight that could make this year's fire season a very difficult one here in california. >>> welcome back. we take you live to vatican city where the pre-conclave meetings are taking place. they're going to announce today that they're veoting later this afternoon when they'll start the date. it will be early next week they'll start. either monday, tuesday or wednesday. it's 4:45. >>> news from silicon valley. facebook telling us more about the new look of a change coming to your homepage in the coming weeks. ceo mark zuckerberg says the makeover will turn news feeds into something like a newspaper at tailored to fit each user. facebook says it will slowly roll it out over time. >> i'm sure employers everywhere are happy to hear that. more stuff happening on facebook. >>> wall street will be watching closely this morning as labor department releases new unemployment numbers about an hour from right now. right now we are sitting at 7.9% unemploy
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Mar 8, 2013 11:00am PST
of neighborhoods this morning as police and other law enforcement agencies serve search warrants. the raid started before dawn. and authorities say they arrested a total of 12 people and seized one ak-47. oakland police chief howard jordan says the efforts have required a lot of teamwork. >> in addition to all of our federal, state and local partners that have joined us today, we have commitments from them to be here as long as necessary so that they can help us reduce violent crime in oakland. >> police say their work is not done. they're still looking for seven more suspects who are expecting to learn more in a press conference coming up expected to happen at 11:00 this morning. >>> in the south bay a large homeless encampment is being forced to move out this morning. police and city crews showed up a couple hours ago to start cleaning up the area. but many people who were living at the camp are wondering where do they go next. bob redell joins from us the ca camp's location which is between the san jose airport and the rose garden. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. san jose police have a
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Mar 5, 2013 6:00am PST
-mobile. under current law you would need at&t's permission to use their phone on someone else's network. the thinking being at&t subsidized the cost of this phone and they should have some say as to how it's used. the big takeaway this morning isn't so much the cell phone unluu unlocking issue but the gentleman from san francisco was able to get the federal government to rethink rules simply by asking nicely. we do have other news this morning. google setting records. the dow may set an all-time high today. apple headed the other way in a hurry. we'll look at that as the markets open at 6:30 this morning. >> ten minutes away. all right. thanks so much. >> look forward to it. right now let's check in with rob mayeda sitting in for meteorologist christina loren off on a nice break. you have some weather to tell us about. >> it's nice and calm this morning. we're seeing partly cloudy skies. no wind. no rain just yet. by the evening commute and starting off in the north bay you're going to notice big-time changes as we take you outside right now and look at the bay bridge right now. quiet a
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Mar 6, 2013 12:35am PST
with the super bowl on sunday, tnt is airing a marathon of "law & order" which is -- [ laughter ] i think it's cool, because now viewers have two places to see ray lewis. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] actually, this weekend is not only the super bowl. it is also groundhog day. of course, this year's a little different. if the groundhog sees his shadow, it means six more kids for dan marino. [ laughter ] weird. you guys probably know this by now, but this is the first super bowl where the opposing head coaches are brothers. which makes rivalry -- the rivalry even -- [ light laughter ] hey, guys. who are you? >> we're the harbaugh brothers. >> yeah. the head coaches of the ravens and the 49ers. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: really? you guys? you two guys? >> yes. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: why are you guys dressed like that? >> oh, because the super bowl is not until sunday, so we decided to wear cool, modern, casual clothes. >> yeah. check it out. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: well, what -- what are you doing here? >> well, we wanted to come here and let people know that even though there
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Mar 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
by the fbi to prevent potentially dangerous people from buying guns in the first place. federal law prevents people with a crime and in prison more than a year from owning a gun. he slipped through the loophole because the judge gave him two one-year sentences for his miss demeanors. >>> more than 1,000 guns taken off the streets today in a new gun buyback program in santa clara. it was the largest in santa clara history. those who turned one in received $100 to $200 a piece. a total of $250,000 was available. it case kaim from the county, fund-raisers and private citizens. here's what happens to the weapons. >> we will destroy the firearms. they get chopped up or melted down. we take it to a certain place to have it done. we pay to have them destroyed. what we'll also do is determine if they're stolen, return them to the rightful owner if they are stolen, and we'll take them out of the computer system so the computer system will show this gun has been destroyed. >> at least 100,000 of the $150,000 was paid out today. we're waiting for organizers to calculate the final numbers. >>> a hayward
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Mar 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
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Mar 4, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> three days, five deaths, all linked to law enforcement. what people in the bay area are saying about a recent spike in officer involved shooting. >>> also a touching tribute to two santa cruz officers killed in the line of duty. >>> a live look outside. that's the city by the bay. plenty of cloud cover. we'll check the forecast with rob mayeda today on this monday, march 4th. this is "today in the bay." >>> we're not going to get fog get us down on a monday morning. good to see you. i'm jon kelley. >> monday is the new friday. i'm marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon. meteorologist christina loren is off. we have rob mayeda in place for her. hello. >> good morning to you. low clouds this morning. temperatures 40s and some low 50s right now. we'll see clouds break up around lunchtime today. mostly sunny skies. not a bad day today. our temperatures not quite as warm as what we had over the weekend. we're looking at highs upper 50s to near 60. a dry day today. we'll see changes coming up tomorrow. a look at that in your forecast in a few minutes. for a check of your monday morning co
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Mar 6, 2013 5:00am PST
was shot and killed by law enforcement a short time later. ocean street. then the caskets will be taken to the hp pavilion in san jose for tomorrow's memorial service. two venues in santa cruz will show the funeral live on big screens. stores open at kaiser permanente. the del mar will have a viewing. we'll have coverage at noon on nbc bay area. as well as a streaming live feed on the website at nbc bay area. police and fire are expected to attend. other agencies will cover the duties while they are away at the service. there will be a long funeral procession. >> talking about the huge procession and funeral service. many people want to pay respects. the journey from santa cruz will be an issue. it will be a slow procession. it starts with street closures by the boardwalk and continues with surface street closures at 8:45 a.m. they will get the procession going. continuing up highway 17 all a the way up over the summit through los gatos to highway 87. they will go east along the roadway up north toward highway 87 taking them to downtown san jose. roughly 40 miles. if they are traveling
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Mar 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
in santa cruz. damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, damian. tomorrow more than 200 law enforcement vehicles will be joining the motor kad, making the 33 mile trek from san jose. the route begins tomorrow morning in santa cruz. it will head up ocean street to highway 17 as damian mentioned. from there it will go to highway 85 south to highway north before exiting julian street and arriving at the hp pavilion. there will be rolling road closures along the road and the procession will take up both lanes of highway 17 at 30 to 40 miles per hour. drivers can follow, but they cannot pass the procession on the highway. we will be broadcasting live at noon tomorrow. a programming note as well, we will be airing "days of our lives" at friday at 3:00 in the morning. so set your dvrs. >>> let's turn our attention to weather. wind and rain whipping through the bay area and snow on the sierra. more is on the the way. jeff ranieri is in the weather center tracking the possibility now of more severe weather. >> yeah, that's right. we're done with one storm now and have another lining
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Mar 7, 2013 7:00am PST
-- this morning the u.n. votes on new sanctions against north korea. >>> the most restrictive abortion law in the nation was approved last night in arkansas. they completed an override of the governor's veto. it bans abortion after 12 weeks. the law still faces legal challenges. >>> a conviction wednesday. one of the so-called zumba prosecution trials. a jury in maine found businessman mark strong guilty of promoting prostitution. prosecutors said he managed the business run by alexis wright out of her zumba studio. wright has pleaded not guilty. >>> gabrielle giffords made an emotional return to the scene that left her wounded. she laid flowers in tucson, arizona, where six people were killed and 13 injured two years ago. she then made a plea for gun control, urging congress to be, in her words, bold and courageous, but supporting background checks for gun buyers. >>> wall street has momentum and facebook is getting a new look. jackie joins us from cnbc's good morning to you. >> the positive momentum continues on wall street as the markets trade higher this morning. some upbeat economic d
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Mar 8, 2013 4:00am PST
for discrimination the law itself is discriminatory. it should be overturned." >>> u.s. cardinal roger mahoney tweeted thursday when the vatican pope process begins. he said the discussions were reach i reaching a conclusion adding a mood of excitement prevails. as the 115 cardinals prepare the take on the tradition, another tradition dating back hundreds of years is also tabing shape. betting on the next pope. according to oddschecker.com, two of the top tle are from italy, three from ghana. and cardinals sean o'malley and timothy dolan from the united states are long shots. >>> justin bieber says he's getting better after collapsing during a performance. he told a london audience he wasn't feeling well, then collapsed. he was given oxygen from emergency workers bounced back to perform the final four songs of his show. the biebs was given once over at a nearby hospital and took to instagram for a shirtless photo at the hospital. maybe he really wasn't that sick. >> just enough to keep his fans very excited. >> and the temperature was warm enough inside the room. >> oh, yeah. it's nasty in new
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Mar 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
bin laden's son-in-law, an accused plotter in the 9/11 attacks, pleaded not guilty to charges to conspiracy to kill americans. u.s. officials say he was captured in the middle east last week. prosecutors say he's been talking, giving a lengthy statement, perhaps. his court appearance not without controversy. some republicans say bringing him to stand trial in the u.s. is a mistake, because he's an enemy combatant, should be sent to guantanamo instead. >>> a sea of mourners turned out today for the funeral of hugo chavez in venezuela. among them, high-profile world leaders and a familiar face to a lot of americans. our report tonight from caracas and nbc's mark potter. >> reporter: the funeral drew presidents and diplomats from around the world. chavez ally castro of cuba, mahmud ahmadinejad from iran and leaders from just about every country in latin america. the u.s. sent a small, low-level delegation. the reverend jesse jackson spoke on his own. >> let there be peace between nations. >> reporter: chavez will lie in state for another week. already, hundreds of thousands of ve
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Mar 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
hillman, a law professor and the president of the national institute for military justice, says while much has been done to try to change military culture surrounding sexual assault cases, it's not enough. experts estimate that as many as 19,000 military women and men are sexually assaulted every year but only 13% ever report the attacks. many believe that is because the current system for prosecuting cases gives too much power to commanding officers. >> i think it's time to take this problem away from our military leaders and put it in the hands of independent prosecutors and investigators who can manage this without worrying about the impact on the reputation of the military. >> commanding officer is the judge and the jury. the commanding officer to pursue it, not to have itinvestigated. >> reporter: the congresswoman has introduced three bills and hopes a good ole boys network that in some cases protects predators. >> rapes will continue in the military, sexual assaults, sexual harassment, unless we take dramatic steps to change it. >> reporter: speier says she hopes the legislation wil
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Mar 2, 2013 5:00am PST
, areas in the 16 states covered by the law. >> you can, you know, say maybe this district shouldn't be covered, maybe this one should be covered. the formula seems to be working pretty well in terms of going after the actual violations on the ground and who's committing them." and why would we vote in favor of a county whose record is the epitome of what caused the passage of this law to start with? >> reporter: but the koert's conservatives told us that congress didn't look at the most up to date evidence when it last renewed the law in 2006. >> do you know which state has the worst ratio of white voter turnout to african-american voter turnout? >> i do not. >> massachusetts. do you know what has the best? where african-american turnout actually exceeds white turnout? mississippi. is it the government's submission that the citizens in the south are more racist than citizens in the north? >> it is not. >> the formula was rational and effective in 1965. the court upheld it then. it upheld it three more times after that. >> well, the marshal plan was very good, too. the morrill act.
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Mar 4, 2013 7:00am PST
these automatic budget cuts to become law. when the president signed the sequester order a number of agencies across government were notified how much they have to cut. it may be months, if ever, that the public feels the direct impact of these cuts. but in a sign of political exhaustion, both the president and the speaker are signaling they won't do battle over funding government the rest of the year, taking the prospect of the government shutdown at the end of this month off the table. there's still optimism both parties can forge some grand bargain on taxes, spending and entitlements much later this year. >> i think we need to do a big agreement for the country. >> bipartisan compromise on revenue, raising tax with serious entitlement reform. >> reporter: meanwhile as republicans use the sequester debate as a rallying cry to move on from 2012, it's clear mitt and ann romney are still grab e grappling with their loss. >> obviously it was a winning campaign. it worked. >> do you think it was fair? >> no. >> the president had the power of incumbency. obamacare was very attractive, particular
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Mar 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
. >> in a law and order moment. >> take a look at exhibit 413. >> the prosecutor brought out a photo of jodi with her sister taken after she said the injury occurred. >> ma'am, this was also taken according to your testimony on may 15th. let's take a look at that of 2008. that's a picture of your left hand, isn't it? >> yes. >> you don't have a bent finger here in exhibit 453, do you? >> my finger is bent there. >> you're saying your finger is bent there? >> yes. >> it was a direct shot at jodi's credibility and her latest story of prolonged abuse. martinez then went after her sometimes convenient memory lapses and in turn, jodi went after him. >> you say that you have memory problem, but it depends on the circumstance, right? >> that's right. >> and give me the factors. i don't want to know about a specific circumstance. what factors influence your having a memory problem. >> usually when men like you are screaming at me or grilling me or someone like travis doing the same. >> he also asked jodi about the first lie she told investigators. >> i wasn't there. >> when she said she wasn't at tr
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Mar 4, 2013 2:00am PST
tipster was. >> the tipster was the future father-in-law of mr. lavern. >> it came from an employee of the lafayette car dealership who said that soon after mickey vanished, lavern came in looking to buy a white pickup. >> the second tip, he said brandon la verne had gone in to pick up a vehicle. he said he had owned a white z-71 that was stolen and he was here to buy another one. >> in what way was he behaving suspiciously? >> during the time he was purchasing the truck, on the news they showed a story about mickey and he got really suspicious and really nervous, they said. he was visibly nervous. >> detectives also learned that the soon-to-be-married brandon la verne lived in the little town of churchpoint, louisiana, 30 minutes outside lafayette. >> he was funny. i mean, he really was. >> that's where la verne got to know his friend, candy mcdaniels. >> when we first met i was like, man, he's a great guy. he's got a great job, he's good-looking. he's a perfect guy. i have to find one of my girlfriends who is single and see if they hit it off. >> but the more detectives delved int
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Mar 4, 2013 5:00am PST
police saying no resource is being spared to try and get this back. they issued an alert to all area law enforcement to let them know this weapon is out there. anyone with information is asked to call southern station. they are also letting people know that they can remain unanimous if they do have any information. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." >>> 5:03. investigators are trying to figure out what caused the death of a triathlete during the escape from alcatraz triathlon over the weekend. it was held yesterday. race officials say they believe the 46-year-old man from austin, texas, suffered a massive heart attack during the swimming portion of the triathlon which begins at alcatraz island. we spoke with a race organizer that says in the race's 33-year history almost 100,000 athletes have participated and this is the first time someone has died. >> if you are an athlete and something happens, you want to get assistance as soon as something happens to you in the water or on the bike or on the run. he got that assistance today. unfortunately, you know,
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Mar 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
wasn't here and everyone is all right. >> reporter: there are some law enforcement agencies that encrypt their radio transmissions. san jose police do not and they say they don't do that because of transparency. we asked if that might change and they said perhaps not. kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, kris. outside for a live look at san francisco where the clouds are starting to roll right into the bay area. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri has been tracking this storm and, jeff, moving in within the next hour or so? >> at least two hours. going to be slow moving tonight. the north bay will see that rainfall first. we will get some rainfall first. if you are heading out to see the bay bridge lit up throughout this evening, you are going to want to bring that umbrella and also jacket. you can see our cold front is elongated, tapping into pacific moisture and this is very rare for 2013. yes, it is not a big storm system but this is big news because of how dry we have been. you can see right up into the north bay we're starting to get a few showers near santa rosa
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Mar 9, 2013 5:30am PST
's law. every time i'm like, i'm going on all board with the european model, the american model is right. that's what we do as meteorologists, give and take with the models, and try and nail it down by the time of the storm. this storm, maybe not. >> maybe not. thanks. >> do you know what i -- i do a 50/50. i go 50/50. i like models in europe and the states. i flupip a coin -- >> that's why dylan does what she does. >> carl? >> thanks. >>> if are you famous and in trouble, lani davis is the guy you keep on speed dial. the crisis manager helped guide high-profile figures like martha stewart, bill clinton, and charlie rangel through public scandal. now he's out with a book called "crisis tales," about how to handle upheavals in your life. lanny davis, great to have you here. >> thank you. >> you saved some people out of some pretty tough holes. how did you get into that line of business? >> good question. i went to law school with someone named hillary rodham. and the the clintons after the election needed someone to speak to the public, and speak out on charges that were meritless. i lear
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Mar 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
and swallowed a house. >> the bedroom floor just collapsed and my brother-in-law is in there underneath the house. >> it's a chilling 911 call from the outside. hard to see the impact but the sinkhole opened up under the home belonging to 37-year-old jeff bush. his brother heard a scream and tried to help before being rescued himself. >> i heard my brother screaming and i ran in there and all i could see was this big hole and all i could see was his bed. >> authorities can't even search for the gentleman because the area is unstable and the massive crater is already 30 feet wide and 50 feet deep and, believe it or not, continues to grow. >>> lawyers for the colorado theater shooting suspect have confirmed they are considering a reason of insanity plea. the 25-year-old is accused of shooting up a movie theater last july killing 12 and injuring 70. defense attorneys admit the insanity plea could hurt their client because it requires full disclosure of potentially incriminating mental records. >>> a dramatic rise in childhood asthma over the past 30 years may be linked to bpa. bpa is a com
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Mar 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
mentally ill. they want to prevent dangerous people from buying guns in the first place. federal law prevents those convicted of a crime and in prison for more than a year from owning a gun. goulet slipped through a loophole because the judge gave him two one-year sentences for his two gun crimes. >>> more than 1,000 firearms were taken off the streets today through a new gun buyback program in santa clara. today's event was the largest gun buyback in county history. depending on the type of weapon, those who turned one in received $100 to $200 apiece. the money came from the private's county funds and money seized by the d.a.'s office. here's what happens next to those weapons. >> we will destroy the firearms. they either get chopped up or melted down. we have to take them to a certain place that does it. we pay to have them destroyed. what we will also do is determine if they are stolen, we will also then determine, return them to the rightful owner if they are stolen, and we'll take them out of the computer system, so the computer system will show this gun has been destroyed. >> a
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Mar 3, 2013 9:00am PST
in many cases. then we have the curse i'm doing watching "law & order" and "csi" where people have the perception you can zoom in on details that don't exist. >> we have a clip. we'll look at it later if we have time. now that cameras are better than they were before, you've almost got to go back and reinstall that whole base. >> the good thing is where is really reality when it comes to video surveillance. of course, it's somewhere in between. of course there's a lot of cameras you saw with the blog before, the older analog systems. when you think about security in general, we need to ask ourselves, why is security a good deal. we heard john from lyft, safety is a big concern in his company. how can we provide that security. >> mostly security guards and police that are being used for providing security in the society but video surveillance is becoming more and more prevalent. >> smart video surveillance. >> what makes it smart? >> analog cameras, decent remote, eye for a little deterrent, people see a camera and might move next door to do their crimes. today, the first ip cameras
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Mar 4, 2013 11:00am PST
on it for you. a very fluid situation. a lot of law enforcement out here trying to get to the bottom of this, get it resolved. for now it stays as it was with those three people on board. that's the latest from here reporting live from pacifica. back to you guys. >> thank you so much. new video this morning out of florida where crews are demolishing the home where a sinkhole swallowed a man. crews are knocking down the walls of this house. and clearing away the debris to try and get a better look at the hole. on thursday night, the hole opened up and swallowed 37-year-old jeff bush. crews today will also decide what will happen to the two homes on either side of that man's home. >>> for first time in a long time, casey anthony coming out of seclusion today for a bankruptcy hearing. in that infamous trial the florida mother was acquitted on charges he killed her dare caylee. in january anthony filed for chaerpt 7 bankruptcy claiming to be $972,000 in debt. that debt stem from lawyers fees she racked up during her murder trial. her appearance was the first since she left jail following her acq
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Mar 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
in business, even when they repeatedly break california's pollution laws. >> people inside know that there is extensive pollution that can harm people and they do nothing about it. that is outrageous. >> reporter: stuart black is another deputy director. his investments include royal dutch shell, intel and proctor and gamble. more companies regulated. neither responded to our requests for comments. >> this is the first i've heard that dtsc staffers are invest in this way. >> reporter: the senate majority leader and other state senators are calling for an independent investigation into the dtsc after our first report exposed weaknesses in permitting. >> any time you have regulators who have a direct interest in the industry, that is a conflict of interest. >> reporter: peter keen. >> no one has exposed this kind of conflict of interest until you guys came along and did it. >> should there be legislative oversight in what regulators are allowed to invest in? >> this raises questions that we should look it a. >> reporter: after our first report aired, insiders reported the first re
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Mar 6, 2013 11:00am PST
to the hp pavilion for tomorrow's noon service. more than 200 law enforcement vehicles will join in the 33-mile funeral procession starting at 8:45 in the morning at the boardwalk parking lot. from there it will wind through santa cruz, go over highway 17, 285, 287 and final toll the hp pavilion. the procession will take up both lanes of highway 17 at 30 to 40 miles per hour. you'll be able to follow but not pass. drivers should also expect rolling road closures. nbc bay area will provide live coverage of the memorial service on air and online starting at noon. two venues in santa cruz will be showing the service live on big screens. doors open at kaiser permanente arena on front street tomorrow morning, the del mar theatre will also host a viewing. we've learned that some of the plants that have been deposited here at this temporary memorial will find a permanent location. the plan is to plant them at a memorial guard on the honor officer butler and sergeant baker. the police department tells us they've received $45,000 in donations from the public for the officers' families, and they've
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Mar 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
service. google has maintained it did not break any laws by scooping up the information sent over open networks. the $7 million settlement will be split among those states. >>> there were no arrests and very little resistance as san jose police cleared out a major homeless encampment today between mineta imairport and the rose garden. officials are concerned these ebb campments have become unsightly, unsanitary and a risk to public safety. >> i've been out here, i don't even know how long i've been out here. i think eight months. i've never been homeless. i worked all my life, and i'm sick. that's why i'm where i am at today. it's sad that they would give us no resources. >> when we're dealing with encampments, we have to think about balancing the needs of not only the people living out here, but the needs to the community and the potential damage to environment as well. >> city officials say nonprofit organizations have reached out to the people at the encampment for the past month, trying to get them into some sort of housing. some say they don't want to good to the shelter because t
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